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Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone.

By: Hunter, Margaret L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2013Copyright date: ©2005Description: 1 online resource (161 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781136074820.Subject(s): African American women -- Social conditions | African Americans -- Race identity | Human skin color -- Social aspects -- United States | Human skin color -- United States -- Psychological aspects | Interviews -- United States | Mexican American women -- Social conditions | Mexican Americans -- Race identityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin ToneDDC classification: 305.48896073 LOC classification: E185.625 -- .H865 2005Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 Colorstruck -- Chapter 2 The Color of Slavery and Conquest -- Chapter 3 Learning, Earning, and Marrying More -- Chapter 4 Black and Brown Bodies Under the Knife -- Chapter 5 The Beauty Queue Advantages of Light Skin -- Chapter 6 The Blacker the Berry Ethnic Legitimacy and Skin Tone -- Chapter 7 Color and the Changing Racial Landscape -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone tackles the hidden yet painful issue of colorism in the African American and Mexican American communities. Beginning with a historical discussion of slavery and colonization in the Americas, the book quickly moves forward to a contemporary analysis of how skin tone continues to plague people of color today. This is the first book to explore this well-known, yet rarely discussed phenomenon.
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Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 Colorstruck -- Chapter 2 The Color of Slavery and Conquest -- Chapter 3 Learning, Earning, and Marrying More -- Chapter 4 Black and Brown Bodies Under the Knife -- Chapter 5 The Beauty Queue Advantages of Light Skin -- Chapter 6 The Blacker the Berry Ethnic Legitimacy and Skin Tone -- Chapter 7 Color and the Changing Racial Landscape -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone tackles the hidden yet painful issue of colorism in the African American and Mexican American communities. Beginning with a historical discussion of slavery and colonization in the Americas, the book quickly moves forward to a contemporary analysis of how skin tone continues to plague people of color today. This is the first book to explore this well-known, yet rarely discussed phenomenon.

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Margaret Hunter is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

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